This is also a Holy Year in Spain. Whenever the feast of Santiago (Saint James) falls on a Sunday, which it does July 25, 2010, that year is an indulgenced jubilee year. Pope Benedict will go to the Apostle’s shrine in Compostela as a “pilgrim” on his second trip to Spain this November. He will also visit Spain this August for World Youth Day.
Zenit reports: The situation of family values is not improving in Spain, and instead, there is a “serious retreat toward the abyss of the culture of death,” cautioned the president of the Spanish episcopal conference. Read more here.